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Compensation for staff on parental leave or sick leave when the salary review is conducted

If you were on leave with parental or sickness benefit during the salary review period, an agreement is in place between Lund University and the employee organisations Saco-S, OFR and SEKO which, under certain circumstances, allows for compensation to cover the difference between the payment you would have received if the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) had based the level of payment on your revised salary, and the actual payment paid out until the new salary is approved.

This is because Försäkringskassan does not make retrospective payments from the date of the salary review (1 October 2020) but from the date on which the employer and the employee organisation agreed on the new salary (the so-called date of agreement).

Who is covered by the compensation?

In order to be covered by the compensation entitlement, you shall have been on leave and in receipt of parental or sickness benefit for a period (which requires a completed leave application in Primula) of more than 30 calendar days. It is your responsibility to report your application for compensation to the employer, in accordance with the procedure below, and to provide the documentation according to which the compensation is calculated.

 
Year Income ceiling monthly salary (parental leave) Income ceiling monthly salary (sick pay)
2020 SEK 39,417 SEK 31,553
2021 SEK 39,667 SEK 31,773
2022 SEK 40,250 SEK 40,250

Employees who, prior to the salary review, had salaries in excess of Försäkringskassan’s income ceiling are not eligible for compensation. This is because the payments from Försäkringskassan would have been the same even if they had been based on the revised salary. Försäkringskassan’s income ceiling is adjusted annually. The table below shows the income ceilings for the years 2020-2022 

Which periods are covered by the compensation?

The compensation covers the period from the date of the salary review (in this case 1 October 2020), up to and including the date of agreement between Lund University and the relevant employee organisation. This means the period for which you can apply for compensation is determined by which organisation you belong to. For employees who are not members of any agreement-bound employee organisation, the date of agreement between Lund University and Saco-S applies.

 
Employee organisation Period covered by the compensation
Saco-S (and those who are not union members) From 1 October 2020, up to and including 14 October 2021 
OFR From 1 October 2020, up to and including 21 April 2022
Seko From 1 October 2020, up to and including 26 April 2022
Doctoral student Saco-S From 1 October 2020, up to and including 14 October 2021
Doctotal student OFR From 1 October 2020, up to and including 11 September 2021

Försäkringskassan will calculate parental benefit or sickness benefit on the basis of your new income, starting from the date of agreement. Current dates of agreement can be found in the right-hand column of the webpage below:

Salary Review | Staff Pages (lu.se)

How to apply for compensation

The compensation is processed by Statens Servicecenter (SSC), on behalf of Lund University. You apply for compensation as follows

  1. Log in via the SCC portal
  2. Choose “Kontakta oss” (Contact us) to create a request under “Lönehantering & Lönesystem” (Salary management & salary system). Next, choose “Löneunderlag — beslut och underlag” (Salary documents — decisions and documents).
  3. Attach evidence from Försäkringskassan, “Besked om utbetalning,” (Payment statement) for the months covered by the compensation.
  4. State your union membership status (to enable SCC to calculate compensation for the correct period).
  5. Submit your request.

You will be notified of a decision when SCC have completed their processing.  

Contact

If you have any questions about the compensation or the application process, contact your nearest HR officer in your faculty/equivalent.

Primula support

In Primula Web you can carry out many tasks relating to your employment, including applying for annual leave, viewing your salary statements, reporting secondary employment and submitting a declaration of illness.

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SSC Portal

In the SSC Portal you can find information about operational disruptions and planned interruptions to services for upgrades, in Primula. 

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